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There is a GNU GPL licenced '''Flash browser''' for FreeMind. [http://www.efectokiwano.net/mm/freeMindFlashBrowser.zip Download it] (50 KB), unzip the archive, and read <tt>readme.txt</tt>, or double click <tt>mindmaps.html</tt>. The latest version of the Flash browser is 1.0b.  
There is a GNU GPL licenced '''Flash browser''' for FreeMind. [http://www.efectokiwano.net/mm/freeMindFlashBrowser.zip Download it] (50 KB), unzip the archive, and read <tt>readme.txt</tt>, or double click <tt>mindmaps.html</tt>.

Revision as of 14:12, 10 January 2009

There is a GNU GPL licenced Flash browser for FreeMind. Download it (50 KB), unzip the archive, and read readme.txt, or double click mindmaps.html.




There are the following documentation resources for Flash browser:

  • readme.txt, delivered with the Flash browser
  • http://www.efectokiwano.net/mm/ - a mind map that documents Flash browser, viewable in the Flash browser. To view the documentation, follow the link, and in the main mind map that gets shown, follow the path "mindmaps > FreeMindFlashBrowser > Info", which loads another mind map, the documentation one.
  • freemindFlashBrowser.mm -- a direct link to the mind map that documents Flash browser
  • mindmaps.html -- an example HTML file that loads the Flash file


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If the Flash browser is working but it shows an empty map, see if you can load your freemind file in a webbrowser. I had to rename the .mm to .xml (and adapt the .html) because my provider won't serve file of which the mime type can't be inferred. It didn't know how to handle mm-files and instead showed a 404 error page.

For an "Apache" server, adding the following lines in the "htaccess" file may resolve the problem:

AddType application/x-shockwave-flash swf
AddType application/x-freemind mm/code>

If your mindmap is called, for instance, "work_map.mm", change its name into "index.mm": it will work. How do you know that it will work for the user? What is the explanation of the problem and the solution?

If you encounter the error "Flash plugin or Javascript are turned off.", check the following:

  1. Verify that the latest version of Flash is installed, and Javascript is enabled.
  2. Verify your version of Flash. If you have version 10, and have an older copy of freeMindFlashBrowser.zip (pre Oct 2008) installed, there may be an issue with your version of flashobject.js (See the message in the Open Discussion forum for more details. To fix the issue, re-download the Flash browser and update your copy of flashobject.js.

A user's note: The browser works fine. I tried to put all FreeMind related files (.mm, .jpg) in a subfolder "data" and changed the line to

fo.addVariable("initLoadFile", getMap("data/index.mm"));

and everything worked fine, except images. After editing the .mm files and adding "data/" to all image URLs everything worked fine again.

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